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unless the messages take effect which 'tis said the Imperial and French ministers have sent to their respective courts for leave to quit the Corsini for the Albani faction: otherwise there will never be a Pope. Corsini has lost the only one he could have ventured to make Pope, and him he designed; 'twas Cenci u, a relation of the Corsini's mistress. The last morning Corsini made him rise, stuffed a dish of chocolate down his throat, and would carry him to the scrutiny. The poor old creature went, came back, and died. I am sorry to have lost the sight of the Pope's coronation1B, but I might have staid for seeing it till I had been old enough to be Pope myself.
Harry, what luck the Chancellorlfi has! first, indeed, to be in himself so great a man; but then in accidents: he is made Chief Justice and peer, when Talbot17 is made Chancellor and peer. Talbot dies in a twelvemonth, and leaves him the seals at an age when others are scarce made Solicitors:—then marries his son18 into one of the first families of Britain, obtains a patent for a Marquisate and eight thousand pounds a year after the Duke of Kent's death: the Duke dies in a fortnight, and leaves them allw! People talk of Fortune's wheel, that is always rolling:
14 ' Bomain, sujet ni ton ni naau-vais; par ces deux raisons peut-Stre ilpa/pegera.' (De Brosses.)
15 The coronation of Popa Benedict XIV. Walpole.—Prospero Lamber-tini, d. 1758.
is Philip Yorke (1690-1764), or. Baron Hardwicke 1733; and Earl of Hardwicke, 1754; Solicitor-General, 1720-24; knighted, 1720; Attorney-General, 1724-33 ; Chief Justice of the Bong's Bench, 1733-37; Speaker of the House of Lords, Feb. 1734, and again Feb. 1736; Lord Chancellor, 1787-56; presided as Lord High Steward at the trial of the Earls of Gromartie and Ealmamocfc, and of Lord Balnaerino, 1746; and
of Lord Lovat, 1747; High Steward of the University of Cambridge, 1749. 17 Charles Talbot (1685-1737), first Baron Talbot; Lord Chancellor, 1783-37.
*8 Hon. Philip Yorke (1730-1790), styled Viscount Eoyston, 1764-64; succeeded his father as second Earl of Hardwicke, 1764.
19 Mr. Yorke m. (May 22, 1740) Lady Jemima Campbell (1722-1797), only surviving child of John Campbell, third Earl of Breadalbane, by his first wife Lady Amabel Grey, daughter of Henry Grey, Duke of Kent; she succeeded her grandfather as Marchioness Grey and Baroness Lucas, June 5, 1740.